December 11, 2018South Africa
President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa selected Shamila Batohi to the new national director of public prosecutions (NDPP) for a single ten-year term. As NDPP, Batohi will head the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), which, as its name implies, determines who to prosecute and who not to prosecute on behalf of the state.
December 22, 2011United States
Last week the United States formally ended the war in Iraq. The war began with great patriotic fervor. It ended with two in three Americans saying that it had not been “worth the loss of American liv…
February 22, 2006Iran
Daniel Brumberg, an expert on democratic movements in the Middle East at Georgetown University, says Hamas’s victory in the recent parliamentary elections in the Palestinian Authority underscores the…
November 10, 2003Middle East and North Africa
Daniel Brumberg, an associate professor at Georgetown University and a specialist on democracy in the Middle East, says that President Bushs speech on the importance of democratizing the Arab …
March 16, 2018South Africa
On March 16, Shaun Abrahams of the National Prosecuting Authority announced that Zuma will face sixteen charges of corruption and money laundering stemming from an arms deal in the 1990s.
December 14, 2017South Africa
The High Court ruled in early December against President Jacob Zuma on the eve of the ANC national conference in what is likely to be a blow to his chosen successor, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.